This play appeal can give Giants fans the big blues.
The Giants move quickly to a 4-13 season, and a few play calls on Sunday perfectly summed up the drastic and hilarious ineptitude of the New York offense and
Trailing 3-0 at the end of the second quarter, the Giants started their run deep into their own territory. On a third and a 9 from their own 4-yard line, the Giants offense dug deep into their bag of stuff and called in a… stealth quarterback?
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To make matters even more hysterical, the Giants preceded their third and-9 stealth with a second and-11 stealth – and that followed a false start penalty that pushed them inches from the goal line.
Fox commentator Chris Myers put it plainly: “It’s sad.”
To try and apply logic to an otherwise illogical situation: the Giants’ offense is reaching peewee football league ineffectiveness levels, and unwilling to risk deep in its own turf in tight play, the judge probably wanted to give his room bettor a bit more breathing space.
The judge has been a lightning rod since he set foot in New York City, and unfortunately for the disciple of Bill Belichick, he doesn’t have the record, pedigree or results of his mentor to give him the slack. needed for a weird game call like this.
Reports indicate that owner John Mara may be willing to give the judge another chance in 2022, this time with a general manager of his choosing. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that Giants assistant general manager Kevin Abrams could be the judge’s choice.
It seems Giants fans have taken this news well:
Elsewhere, NFL Judge analysts were torn apart for the punt decision before the punt:
Joe Judge trains this game as if he dares to # Giants to fire him.
– Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) January 9, 2022
Is Joe Judge trying to get fired ???? Please watch what the Giants just ran in 3rd and 9th. It was HILARIOUS. Never seen anything like it.
– nick wright (@getnickwright) January 9, 2022
The Giants are expected to fire Joe Judge for that one quarterback stunt. This is the most pathetic play call I can remember. Just a complete surrender.
– Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) January 9, 2022
Joe Judge must try to get fired
– Damien Woody (@damienwoody) January 9, 2022
Can’t convince myself Joe Judge had 2 better years in New York soccer than Adam Gase
– Joe Caporoso (@JCaporoso) January 9, 2022